Submarine Captain Relieved For Fraternizing With Mermaids
USS NEW HAMPSHIRE — The Captain of a United States Navy nuclear submarine was officially relieved on April 13, 2015 by the Department of the Navy for fraternization, sources confirmed Thursday. Cdr. Lance Shanahan has been removed from command of USS New Hampshire (SSN-778) and reassigned to Headquarters, USSUBLANT. The punishment follows Shanahan’s conviction for engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a mermaid, according to Navy sources. Cdr. Jason Weed has replaced him.
Sailors aboard the New Hampshire say the skipper had been spending a suspicious amount of time topside “conducting meteorological and windage analysis” while embarked on a presence cruise throughout the Caribbean and upper South American latitudes. Though Shanahan ordered all crew to leave him alone “to think” during his long stays atop the boat while surfaced, several sailors accidentally went topside anyway. What they found there was enough to motivate several to blow the whistle on the commander’s activiti…
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